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In Topic: Need Your Guys Opinions On Accutane!

10 October 2013 - 12:17 PM

Hi there i am currently on roaccutane as its called in Scotland and have been on it for three months now.


My intial breakout was horrible not going to lie to you, but i would not put it down to the accutane solely as there was a few other factors in which i feel were also to blame maybe even more so than the accutane. I got put on steroids (Prednislone) to help with my initial breakout which worked wonders for it, even though i was only on them for a short length of time. If you do get a bad initial breakout i would consider asking your dermatologist about them but they do come with a number of scary side effects.The IB was severe in my case but i do feel it was completely worth it as my skin now is the best its been in years. 


What i have read about lower doses is you have be on them for a longer length of time but they can still be effective in getting rid of acne for a number of years.This still depends on how your body reacts so it may or may not work for you.


Its not certain to say whether your skin/hair will be less oily for good but mines has certainly dried out and my hair only needs washed once or twice a week but i never had a problem with greasy hair.


Hope this helps, i would suggest you consult with your dermatologist your options.I know it may be at a cost cause i know its unusual to see a dermatologist for free in other parts of the world. Luckily i am from Scotland and we get everything including the medication for free which is amazing thanks to the NHS. 

In Topic: Roaccutane Advice Please

27 September 2013 - 07:44 AM

Hi there I can understand your concerns as I was put on roaccutane three months ago and I did have a very bad intial breakout. I would recommend stoping the anti biotic because if you do choose to go on roaccutane, any tetracycline antibiotic like the one you are on has quite serious contraindications with roaccutane, so you really need to stop it. If you do get a sever intial breakout I would maybe ask your doctor about steroids. I got put on them and the relief was instantaneous but they do come with a number of side effects also which you should look into if they offer youthem.

In Topic: Retin A, Doxycycline, Prednisone

24 July 2013 - 03:57 AM

hey how long are you on the prednislone for? i was recently on it without anything else for two weeks to try and calm my skin cause it was really inflamed like couldn't even touch it. The prednislone really helped like first day and the pain was away it cleared my skin up pretty well but then i came off it and went on roaccutane so now its really inflamed again. Hopefully this is not the case for you the antibiotics have a less severe breakout than roaccutane so i think you should be okay.

Also the prednislone should stop any initial breakout so you should be okay.